Our Mission

Generating growth for African children and communities devastated by HIV-AIDS and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK and elsewhere

News Archive - June - 2011

Africa Week at St Mary’s Prep, Worcester

Africa Week at St Mary’s Prep, Worcester

Charlie was invited on Tuesday the 28/6 to go and talk to the young ladies and teachers of St Mary’s Prep School, Worcester. The school was running an African week and each day they had had a speaker on different aspects of the continent and its different countries. As well as other activities during the day. After the presentation, the pupils and teaches alike, learnt some Zulu and picked it up remarkably fast.

GAGA's Now Listed on Charity Choice

GAGA's Now Listed on Charity Choice

GAGA has newly been listed on Charity Choice. Charity Choice is one of the largest online charity directories, receiving as many as 150,000 hits a month on their website. We are very happy at GAGA to be newly listed and hope it attracts even more supporters to our cause.

Enduring the Heat!

Enduring the Heat!

Yesterday (June 27th) Charlie went to speak to the 2nd Evesham Bengeworth Beaver Scouts about GAGA’s work and how they may be able to help in the future. The Beaver Scouts are working towards a couple of different badges and it’s hoped their efforts for GAGA will help achieve them. Despite the high temperatures, being stuck inside, and having to listen to Charlie, the Beaver Scouts were very attentive and engaging. At the end they asked some good questions - even if they weren’t all about GAGA’s work!

1st Grimsbury Scouts  pedal for Itembalihle

1st Grimsbury Scouts pedal for Itembalihle

2 teams from 1st Grimsbury Scouts took part in a 24 hour pedal car event at Shenington Circuit, near Banbury last weekend in support of the Itembalihle building project. The group have been supporting  the work of our Trustee Alan, in Sierra Leone for the last 2 years, but after a presentation earlier this year about his work in South Africa they decided to support the Itembalihle building project this year.

The group, due to their age range, are restricted to compete for ONLY 18 hours but from midday to midnight on Saturday and from 6am to midday on Sunday the scouts pedalled their 2 cars around the 595 metre circuit having fun, working together & developing their team building skills and raising funds for a project they have chosen to support

The group obtained personal sponsorship and we will report further on the event when we know the total sum raised BUT in the meantime thanks to all the scouts, leaders and parents for their fantastic support.

Warm Welcome at Welcombe Hills

Warm Welcome at Welcombe Hills

On the 23rd June Charlie went to speak to the pupils of Welcombe Hills School, Stratford on Avon to the Key Stage 3 students. Although the talk was at the beginning of the day all the pupils engaged with the presentation and were asking poignant questions, and even learned some Zulu. Tracey, who had invited Charlie to visit the school, has since told us that the pupils and teachers were so moved they would like to raise some money for us in the school next year.

TRUSTEE TALK

TRUSTEE TALK

Well, Alan’s been out and about again during June undertaking more talks promoting the work of GAGA and raising further funding towards our projects in both South Africa & Sierra Leone.

On behalf of GAGA we would like to thank the following organisations for their support:

Rugby Does Breakfast (Business Breakfast Club)

The Wednesday Club, Long Itchington

Reading Abbey Rotary Club

Newbold on Stour WI

Bilton WI

 

As a result £601 has been raised for our ongoing work – many thanks to all those who contributed.

Nipping the problem in the bud,

Nipping the problem in the bud,

GAGA is extremely proud to have just funded further training for 12 Home-based health care workers. Who will be working in the community around 1000 Hills Community Helpers.

It is estimated that the population of the area is 26,000 and each health care worker has 25 households in which each can have 10 – 15 people living in them. Being a health care worker is an extremely dynamic job dealing with many different aspects of family’s lives, poverty, disease and general health care. For many these ladies are their only life line, and they have an instrumental role to play in their communities. The funding for the training was awarded by a long-time donor and we are very grateful, as are 1000 Hills Community Helpers.  

A couple of news items well worth a read

A couple of news items well worth a read

How a red ribbon conquered the world

New push aims to find cure for Aids virus

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